Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Eau Claire County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 116 Eau Claire County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Eau Claire County businesses have received an additional 2,326 grants to help pay bills, stock shelves, hire employees, and more. He has also followed through on his promise to expand high-speed internet access by investing $2,424,370 in Eau Claire County projects alone, extending internet access to approximately 551 residential locations and approximately 28 businesses. Across Wisconsin, Gov. Evers continues to deliver results. 86% of Wisconsinites have received a 15% income tax cut or more, unemployment is at historic lows, and our schools are ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Gov. Evers has brought Republicans and Democrats together to do the right thing for communities and families in Eau Claire County, and he’s just getting started.
The governor, together with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, launched a pilot program with Eau Claire County to test SpaceX’s Starlink, a satellite program to provide internet in rural areas that is anticipated to bring high-speed internet to 50 rural homes and businesses.
The governor visited Eau Claire to meet with “The Power of Perception,” a mentoring group for Black and biracial youth in middle school and high school in the Eau Claire Area School District that provides academic tutoring services, as well as career and college mentorship.
At the Eau Claire Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Gov. Evers also announced a $2 million investment in mental and behavioral health services for underserved communities through the Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Association, Inc. (WUCMAA).
Gov. Evers visited the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where the governor announced that 12 regional projects are receiving up to nearly $60 million in grants through Gov. Evers’ Workforce Innovation Grant program to find innovative, community-based solutions to address the state’s long-standing workforce challenges
Among the projects receiving funds through the governor’s Workforce Innovation Grant program included funding totaling up to $20 million for projects at UW-Eau Claire and Chippewa Valley Technical College.
Gov. Evers, in collaboration with FEMA, opened the state’s first mass vaccination clinic in Milwaukee, followed by FEMA-supported vaccination clinics in Eau Claire and Madison.